Shirley Ziegelbein - January 28, 2011Shirley Ann Ziegelbein, 74, of Polk died on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident in York County.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk with Rev. Kurt Letcher officiating. Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Polk. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School or to the Stromsburg Senior Center. Solt Funeral Home of Polk is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Shirley was born April 28, 1936, in Grand Island to Albert G. and Emma M. (Niedfelt) Moeller. She was baptized on April 11, 1937 and confirmed on April 2, 1950 at St. Paul’s English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grand Island. She attended rural District 23 Hall County School through the 8th grade and graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1954. After graduation, Shirley worked for Grand Island Supply.
On Oct. 21, 1956, Shirley A. Moeller and Kenneth W. Ziegelbein were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island. They moved to their farm near Polk on March 1, 1957. Shirley was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker until returning to school to earn her LPN diploma from Central Community College on Oct. 8, 1987. She worked at Hamilton Manor in Aurora for 10 years. Currently, Shirley was working as a senior companion through the Stromsburg Senior Center.
Shirley was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk where she was active in the Ladies Aide and sang in the choir. Shirley was involved in the Polk Senior Center and the Stromsburg Senior Center, the Merry Mother’s Extension Club, and was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, and sewing.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth Ziegelbein of Polk; her children, Lavern (Jean Marie )Ziegelbein of Union; Jean Ann (Michael) Hergenroeder of Sterling, Va.; Patricia (Robert) Fuller of Mesa, Ariz.; Gale (Ralph )Kerstens of Arlington, Texas; William Ziegelbein and fiance Colleen of Lincoln; and Karen (Bret) Seipold of Hastings, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Neva Brabender of Grand Island and Joyce (Don) Dose of Hampton; and one brother, Albert D. (Maureen) Moeller of Grand Island.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister; sister-in-law, LaVerna Moeller; two brothers-in-law, Charles Moss and Walter Brabender; three nephews, Douglas Moeller, Jim Moss and Michael Dose; one niece, Marcia Moeller.